Proof of neglect but judge denied

Dear Vendico:

Greetings. If the judge did not believe there was an emergency, then the judge would deny emergency relief. It does not mean that you won’t be able to get custody at a later hearing, just that the court felt the situation was not an emergency. It may be dire, horrible, and unfair, but not an emergency. That is the best I can tell you. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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reporting to DSS won’t help, either. Their standards are so low that I wouldn’t let my dog go stay with my step children, but DSS says there is no neglect. Someone from this site needs to run for office on the platform of reforming custody/child support.

There are a lot of changes needed in family law but, getting people into office will not change them. Follow the money. The lawyers will lobby against any changes. They have designed the Domestic Violence laws so lawyers can have their gravy train and the judges cater to them so they can keep their jobs. The states get federal funding based on how much child support they can collect and how many children they can place into foster homes. As long as there are monetary incentives, we are stuck with a corrupt legal system.

The children will always lose!!! Our nation was built on the morals of the family unit and our family legal system does nothing but destroy relationships between parents and children.


I filed for emergency custody 2 days ago. I submitted pictures I took of the children’s living conditions with showed obvious neglect.

Why would a judge deny emergency custody?